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P(R)esident T(R)ump

You may have heard that President Trump has just applied to trademark “KEEP AMERICA GREAT.” In fact, he has applied for two trademarks in this phrase. You may not know that Trump already has two registered trademarks for “MAKE AMERICA[...]

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Paul McCartney sues Sony to GET BACK Copyrights

In other IP news, Sir Paul McCartney yesterday sued Sony/ATV Music Publishing to reclaim ownership of his songs. In court papers filed at the U.S. District Court (S.D.N.Y.) in Manhattan, McCartney seeks a declaratory judgment from the court that copyright[...]

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Three Stripes and You’re Out! (of a Trademark)

Adidas successfully opposes Etonic’s application for a trademark for athletic shoes. Trademark Trial and Appeals Board ruled that Etonic’s stylized E (left) looks too much like Adidas’ famous three stripes. Three stripes on shoes since 1952, national sales in the billions, partnerships with[...]

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Have your coffee and wear it too?

The law office comes out of hibernation with news of an invention that will warm your inside as well as out–Coffee yarn! Cheng-Chun Huang of Taiwan discovered a way to infuse yarn with coffee grounds. The yarn can be knit[...]

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